When I took my shoulder rest off this fall, I immediately was aware of the two contact points that cradle the neck of the violin, the thumb and just above the base of the first finger. The thumb changes its contact according to which string and which position you play. But what about the other point of contact, just above the base of the index finger? I used leave the neck completely in order to get a good thick vibrato, and now it seems more difficult to do this. What do you all do?
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